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Craigleith is a small island less than half a mile from the Centre. There is a rich variety of seabirds and marine life and it is a particular hot spot for puffins.

Dunbar Harbour

The historic castle and harbour in the coastal town of Dunbar supports a breeding colony of black-legged kittiwakes. Kittiwakes are beautiful gulls with a bright yellow beak, distinctive black legs and black wing tips which look as though they have been dipped in ink. They spend most of their time at sea only coming ashore to breed between February and August.

Isle of May

National Nature Reserve, the Isle of May is a magical wildlife haven in the outer Firth of Forth. In spring and early summer the island becomes a teeming seabird city with thousands of seabirds returning to breed, including puffins, guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, kittiwakes and shags. In autumn the island is home to the largest breeding grey seal colony on the East Coast of Britain with over 2000 pups born there each year.

More than 5 million seabirds breed around Scotland's coast each year

Find out more about the different species you can see around our shores.

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